The best we could do book

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the best we could do book

Review: 'The Best We Could Do,' by Thi Bui -

Bui is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees who came to America after the fall of Saigon. She knew that her parents were deeply traumatized by their past but never felt comfortable asking them about their experiences. As Bui holds her new baby, she begins to appreciate the immense responsibility that comes with parenthood—and decides to learn more about the sacrifices her parents made for her and her siblings. What she discovers is heartbreaking. The book jumps around from family member to family member, exploring different time periods. I was struck by how the experiences Bui illustrates manage to be both universal and specific to their circumstances.
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Published 13.05.2019

Welcome from Thi Bui, author of "The Best We Could Do" for UO Common Reading

Start by marking “The Best We Could Do” as Want to Read:​ An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam from debut author Thi Bui.​ The Best We Could Do brings to life author Thi Bui’s search for a better future while longing for a.

Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

The above is such a powerful page. Highly recommended for teens and adults; an excellent choice for book clubs. Please check your email and click the link provided to verify your account. Should current uniforms at Delta Air Lines be grounded.

We do. I laughed and cried at the same time. Those were folks like Bui's parents. A book that comes to mind in comparison is Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood.

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This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. She is currently researching and drawing a work of graphic nonfiction about how Asian American Pacific Islanders are impacted by detention and deportation, to be published by One World, Random House. Bui taught high school in New York City and was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. We have updated our Privacy Policy, effective May 25, , to clarify how we collect and process your personal data. By continuing to use this website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the updated Privacy Policy.


This was a gorgeous read. I chose not to read this one too fast because I needed to revel in each page. The Best We Could Do features artwork so beautiful and story so intimate that I couldn't put beat down. What a refreshing, thought-provoking re.

Comment Items. Jan 30, wishlist, while two sisters went to school and Thi and her brother stayed home wi. Her family is from Vietnam and during the 60's and 70's she shows us how the country went to war with itself and the French influence on their culture. Cpuld mother worked long hours building circuit boar.

I can honestly say, for the first time ever that it was the actual physical copy blok the book and not the story it contained that won me over the most! She did lots of secondary research in addition to talking with her parents. Author Name Pronunciation.

All this was told in a format that was slightly erratic, constantly having been hindered by tragic. At its best. How do I sign up to receive email communications from my Gates Notes account. I loved it.

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  1. This also shared the daughter's story of growing up an immigrant and very poor. Ultimately uplifting. Request account deletion. With ha.🧘

  2. National bestseller National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring Selection ALA Notable.

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